The newest member of the Riverhead Business Improvement District hopes to bridge the gap with the Latino community in downtown Riverhead.
Felix Andino, an outreach specialist with UnitedHealthcare on West Main Street, was appointed last Wednesday to fill the BID Management Association position left vacant by the resignation of longtime member John Mantzopoulos.
Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association officials are hoping to recommend 30-minute parking limits for certain spaces downtown.
The BIDMA discussed the issue of two-hour parking, and how that adversely impacts certain local businesses, at its Dec. 21 meeting.
The three-hour parking limit on about 60 spaces in the riverfront parking lot between Pera Bell Food Bar and Dark Horse Restaurant would no longer be in effect from just 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a proposal being considered by the Riverhead Town Board.
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The Sixth Annual Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race, which was scheduled to be held a week from Sunday, has been kicked back until the end of August in the wake of a massive fish kill in local waters. (more…)
(Credit: Carrie Miller)
Careful where you park downtown.
An estimated 30 cars have been towed in the past few weeks from a private parking lot owned by the Long Island Science Center on West Main Street, angering some downtown merchants.
The Riverhead Town Board discussed at Thursday’s work session enacting a law banning people from keeping dogs tethered to an object in a manner that endangers the dog’s health or access to food and water, or unreasonably limits the dog’s movement. (more…)
Deputy Town Attorney Dan McCormick, center, explains the BID bylaws on elections to BID management association members Wednesday night. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Electing two candidates to two unopposed seats on a board and two more candidates to two opposed positions on that same board shouldn’t be hard, right?
But when that election is the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association’s annual elections, the answer to that question is “wrong.” (more…)